Visiting the Cotton Exchange Shopping Center? Then you should check out our map below for specific directions to our various restaurants & shops. We're located in the beautiful Historic District in Downtown Wilmington, NC. We offer free parking on site - so there's no need for you to feed those meters! Stay overnight? Then you're in luck, because we're walking distance from multiple popular hotels, including the Hotel Ballast & Marriot. Most visitors to our area come for the beaches - but we think they stay for our thriving Downtown Shopping & Restaurants. Finally, when you're done shopping, you can take a relaxing stroll down our scenic Riverwalk.